His eyes would not close
Even though they weighed like a ton of bricks.
All he could do was stare straight ahead,
Fixating on some obsolete point in the distance.
Blackness swallowed up the night’s surroundings,
Enveloping him in a rigid stranglehold.
His ears started to apprehend sounds around him
And what once seemed morose began to come alive.
A cricket chirped nearby but he did not notice, [read more]